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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,013th Most Subsidized Industry: 3,130th Largest Manufacturing Sector: 3,977th
The Unitary Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Victory favors the strong.
Influence
Superpower
Rep. from Novus Lucidum
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Some

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South Odinburgh

Population2.946 billion

CapitalWinterfell
LeaderPresident Jasmine Rosenblad
FaithNorse

CurrencyOduru
AnimalWolf

The Unitary Republic of South Odinburgh is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by President Jasmine Rosenblad with an even hand, and renowned for its soft-spoken computers, absence of drug laws, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 2.946 billion South Odinburghians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Winterfell. The average income tax rate is 76.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient South Odinburghian economy, worth 531 trillion Odurus a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Retail, and Uranium Mining. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 180,418 Odurus, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Most pop videos prominently feature the South Odinburghian flag, tech-mad citizens think that the laser-powered bread-slicer uPhone App is the coolest thing since sliced bread, babysitters are a thing of the past, and a driving license is obtained not by passing a test but by passing a brown envelope. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. South Odinburgh's national animal is the Wolf, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Norse.

South Odinburgh is ranked 19,969th in the world and 1st in G 20 for Highest Drug Use, scoring 98.4 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,013thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,130thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,977thLargest Mining Sector: 4,478thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,566thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,590thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,967thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,069thLargest Black Market: 5,342ndLargest Retail Industry: 5,673rdMost Avoided: 6,258thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,262ndTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 7,665thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,047thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,658thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 9,223rdMost Efficient Economies: 9,451stLargest Governments: 9,884thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,344thLowest Crime Rates: 11,836thMost Secular: 13,100th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in South Odinburgh, a driving license is obtained not by passing a test but by passing a brown envelope.
  • : Following new legislation in South Odinburgh, babysitters are a thing of the past.
  • : Following new legislation in South Odinburgh, tech-mad citizens think that the laser-powered bread-slicer uPhone App is the coolest thing since sliced bread.
  • : Following new legislation in South Odinburgh, most pop videos prominently feature the South Odinburghian flag.
  • : Following new legislation in South Odinburgh, the military conducts 'training exercises' in prisons.
  • : South Odinburgh was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced and Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in South Odinburgh, criminals lock themselves in their mums' basements to avoid prison.
  • : Following new legislation in South Odinburgh, former arsonists can be found on local fire brigades.
  • : Following new legislation in South Odinburgh, farm turkeys are given high doses of antidepressants to take their minds off the holiday season.
  • : Following new legislation in South Odinburgh, criminals are put to death while cuddling their favourite teddy bear.

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